updated 05:25 pm EST, Wed November 10, 2004
French court tosses case
The French Competition Council has brought by Virgin's French arm against Apple in June for alleged abuse of market dominance, due to a lack of "sufficiently convincing elements." The Virgin complaint alleged Apple had wrongfully refused to license the FairPlay DRM (digital rights management) technology to competitors. Although dismissing the claim, the council noted that lack of interoperability between different download sites and music players is "a disadvantage for consumers."